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In any electrical circuit, there are two conductors: one that supplies the mass and another that supplies the phase. Their colors are usually blue for the mass and red for the phase. In addition to these two wires, there is (or should be) a third conductor: grounding, usually yellow or green. This grounding cable aims to safely direct electricity to the ground, in a dangerous situation, thus preventing accidents.

Why is electrical grounding important?

    Prevents damage, injury and even death

In the absence of a properly grounded electrical installation, you risk destroying all electrical equipment and appliances connected to the grid. In the worst case, an overload can cause fires so the damage can be extensive and turn tragic.

    Helps to disperse electricity

Ground fault protection can make it easier to direct electricity to a safe place, accidental leaks being directed to the ground sockets.

    Protects against electrical surges

Lightning, for example, can cause a particularly dangerous overvoltage. The role of the ground fault protection is to take over this energy surplus and to redirect it safely.

    Stabilizes the voltage level

A well-grounded installation ensures efficient distribution of electricity where it is needed, which can help protect electrical circuits by reducing the risk of them becoming overloaded or damaged.  Have a professional team of electricians with JM Electric do any electrical work you have.